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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffpicfixer Date: Jul 14, 2014 12:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: PD?

Kelly of the Secret Service (1936)

This is another Alpha title with a "special content" notice at the end. Is it valid? Does it cover the film itself?

Thanks very much.

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jul 15, 2014 1:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

I would say yes it covers the film. See below.

KELLY OF THE SECRET SERVICE (ALP 6502)
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PAu003563375 / 2011-03-16
Application Title: KELLY OF THE SECRET SERVICE (ALP 6502)
Title: KELLY OF THE SECRET SERVICE (ALP 6502)
Description: Videodisc (DVD)
Copyright Claimant: Gotham Distributing Corp. d/b/a Alpha Video Distributors. Address: PO Box 101, Narberth, Pa. 19072.
Date of Creation: 2011
Authorship on Application: Gotham Distributing Corp. d/b/a Alpha Video Distributors, employer for hire.
Pre-existing Material: Motion Picture Preexisting; KELLY OF THE SECRET SERVICE - Directed By Bob Hill.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: Ambient and Newly Created Sound Effects.

Names: Gotham Distributing Corp. d/b/a Alpha Video Distributors


This one is similar to what video cellar responded to a couple of months ago. https://archive.org/post/1015292/bogus-copyright-claim

This post was modified by oldbones on 2014-07-15 20:18:52

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffpicfixer Date: Jul 15, 2014 3:12pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Thanks again for your help, OB. I was expecting that based on my experience with "Postmark for Danger," but thought it would be worth checking. If I run across more of these in the future I'll automatically assume the worst, and not bother you with them.

So it's now easier than ever for the enemies the public domain to grab whatever they want.

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jul 15, 2014 3:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

"So it's now easier than ever for the enemies the public domain to grab whatever they want."

only to the extent that they can copyright their version. the originals remain pd.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffpicfixer Date: Jul 16, 2014 3:10am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

That's true only in the technical sense, but not true in the practical sense when the PD version isn't available to the public.

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